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A view of the hook echo associated with the Meriden, Kansas, tornado. Observed by the Topeka Weather Bureau WSR-3 radar. Monthly Weather Review, June 1962, p. 236.
Topeka, Kansas, radar observations 1960, May 19 1831 CST
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A view of the hook echo associated with the Meriden, Kansas, tornado. Observed by the Topeka Weather Bureau WSR-3 radar. Monthly Weather Review, June 1962, p. 236.
Topeka, Kansas, radar observations 1960, May 19 1836 CST
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A view of the hook echo associated with the Meriden, Kansas, tornado. Observed by the Topeka Weather Bureau WSR-3 radar. Monthly Weather Review, June 1962, p. 237.
Topeka, Kansas, radar observations 1960, May 19 1844 CST
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Hurricane Carla as seen by WSR-57 radar at Galveston, Texas. Arrow designates location of tornado which occurred near Kaplan, Louisiana. Monthly Weather Review, December 1962, p. 515.
Western Gulf of Mexico, Galveston, Texas, radar. 1961, September 10, 1450 CST
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The Weather Bureau's first experimental Doppler Radar unit. This radar was a 3-cm continuous wave Doppler unit obtained from the Navy and modified for meteorological purposes.
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Photograph of the "off-set" PPI radar scope at Orlando, Florida. This was the third time that a hurricane had passed sufficiently close to a radar site to have its structure revealed. In: "Weatherwise," Volume 1, No. 4, August 1948, p. 79.
Florida, 135 miles SE of Orlando 1946 September 16 0220
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Photograph of the radar scope at Orlando, Florida. Squall line in advance of hurricane that was centered 230 miles southeast of Orlando. In: "Weatherwise," Volume 1, No. 4, August 1948, p. 79.
Florida 230 miles SE of Orlando 1946 September 15 1630 EWT
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Classic appearing tornado hook echo on bottom of thunderstorm in lower left quadrant of scope. Apparently a storm in eastern Colorado or southwest Nebraska as Storm Data shows tornadoes only in that area on given date.
Colorado, Eastern 1983 June 12 1320
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Squally weather passing by the Wichita radar installation. Extending from just south of Topeka to Oklahoma City. No violent weather reported with this squall line.
Kansas, Wichita 1985 May 07 2222 CDT
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Structure of a typhoon captured by a Navy ship's radar. This storm was the second tropical storm to ever be observed on radar. In: Hurricane Detection by Radar and Other Means", Vaughn D. Rockney, Tropical Cyclone Symposium, Brisbane , December 1956.
Philippine Islands, area to east 1944 December 18
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Exterior view of radio set SCR-584, a mobile radar unit. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
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Operating console of Radio Set SCR-584, a mobile radar unit. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
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Artist's conception of radar beam pattern of Radio Set SCR-584, a mobile radar unit. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
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Echoes from frontal thunderstorms observed from a Radio Set SCR-584 mobile radar unit located at Spring Lake, New Jersey. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
Spring Lake, New Jersey 1944 July 16
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Forest fire occurring at location of triangle west of Barnegat City. The large echo to the east of Barnegat City was a large cumulonimbus cloud. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
New Jersey 1944 July 25
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Violent thunderstorm activity and heavy rain to the southwest of Spring Lake preceded a frontal passage In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
New Jersey 1944 July 27
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An artist's rendition of an MEW (Microwave Early Warning system) and Height Finder. The MEW antenna assembly is in the foreground while a British Type 13 Height Finder is in the background. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
1944
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A comparison of fixed echoes at the MEW site and precipitation echoes detected to a range of 150 miles. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
1944
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Operational layout of an SCR-615B fixed radar unit. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
1944
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Operator's console of SCR-615B fixed radar unit. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
1944
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Mobile radar set AN/TPL-1 which was designed for searchlight control. Although only having a range of 60,000 yards, it could still give warning of approaching storms and also be used to track upper wind observation instrument packages. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
1944
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Radome and shelter for SCR-717B radar unit on top of weather station. The wind vane, anenometer, and theodolite mount can also be seen in this photograph. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
1944
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Control and indicators of SCR-717B radar unit as installed at a weather station. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
1944
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Approach of a cold front as observed on an X-Band radar set at Boston in July, 1943. This is perhaps the oldest preserved image of meteorological phenomena as observed by radar. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
Massachusetts, Boston 1943 July 22
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A time series of the passage of a typhoon relative to a United States naval vessel in late 1944. In: "AAF Manual 105-101-2 Radar Storm Detection," by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, August 1945. Library Call Number M15:621.384 U58r.
Philippine Islands, area to east 1944 December 18
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Launching a radiosonde. The man sitting down is tracking the dircection of the balloon with an SCR-658 radio direction finder. In: Flora, Snowden D., 1956. "Hailstorms of the United States. P. 10.
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Scale model of new radiotheodolites meant to replace the SCR-658 bed-spring type for tracking balloon carried radiosondes.
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Christmas issue of Weather Bureau Topics with Santa Claus streaking across a weather radar. Cover of "Weather Bureau Topics", Vol. 17, No. 12, December 1958.
North Pole 1958 December
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Christmas issue of Weather Bureau Topics with Santa Claus streaking across a weather radar. Cover of "Weather Bureau Topics", Vol. 17, No. 12, December 1958.
North Pole 1958 December
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Hurricane Helene as observed by the Weather Bureau radar at Cape Hatteras. At the time of observation the storm was southwest of Cape Hatteras in the vicinity of Cape Fear.
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras 1958 September 27
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Antenna for new WSR-57 weather radars, the first of which was to be installed in Miami. In: Weather Bureau Topics, February 1958, p. 27.
1958 February
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Weather Bureau electronics specialist Thomas D. Whitely working with a new WSR-57 weather radar antenna.
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Weather Bureau electronics specialist Thomas D. Whitely working with a new WSR-57 weather radar antenna.
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Radar image showing "bow echo" as squall line approaches Grand Rapids.
Michigan, Grand Rapids 2003 July 2 21:58 UTC
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A weak squall line bisecting Georgia from east to west.
Georgia 2003 June 01 0314 UTC
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A stormy night in Indiana, Kentucky,and Tennessee.
Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee 2003 July 09 2219 UTC
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A strong squall line with associated gust front (blue reflection) south of strong red and yellow reflections) in northwest Kansas.
Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas 2003 June 12 0236 UTC
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A good evening not to be sailing south of Cape Hatteras. Squall line with numerous associated bow echoes.
Offshore, North Carolina 2003 June 01 0318 UTC
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A narrow squall line nearly bisecting Pennsylvania from north to south.
Pennsylvania 2003 June 09 0231 UTC
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First rain band from Hurricane Isobel making landfall.
Newport, North Carolina WFO Radar 2003 September 18 0330 UTC
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First rain band from Hurricane Isobel making landfall.
Wakefield, Virginia WFO Radar 2003 September 18 0330 UTC
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Eyewall imaged to southeast as Hurricane Isobel continues moving ashore.
Newport, North Carolina WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1022 UTC
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Rainbands from Hurricane Isobel seen from Wakefield, Virginia, radar.
Wakefield, Virginia WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1022 UTC
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Rainbands and eyewall of Hurricane Isobel seen in its entirety from Newport, North Carolina, radar.
Newport, North Carolina WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1343 UTC
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Rainbands from Hurricane Isobel seen from Sterling, Virginia, radar.
Sterling, Virginia WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1345 UTC
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Rainbands from Hurricane Isobel seen from Wakefield, Virginia, radar.
Wakefield, Virginia WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1342 UTC
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Eyewall crossing the Outer Banks southwest of Cape Hatteras. Hurricane Isobel.
Newport, North Carolina WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1649 UTC
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Eyewall crossing the Outer Banks southwest of Cape Hatteras. Hurricane Isobel.
Wakefield, Virginia WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1652 UTC
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Rainbands from Hurricane Isobel seen from Sterling, Virginia, radar.
Sterling, Virginia WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1654 UTC
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Eyewall deteriorating after Hurricane Isobel starts moving inland.
Newport, North Carolina WFO Radar 2003 September 18 1821 UTC

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